What CIOs can learn from Jimmy Stewart and Alfred Hitchcock

For CIOs facing constant transition, this classic film serves as a parable about harnessing the power of paranoia and uncertainty to your benefit and the benefit of your organization and its customers. It also displays the danger of isolation in vivid Technicolor.
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Keith Collins is an executive vice president and CIO at SAS. He is passionate about delivering on the promise of big data and big analytics. Except for a stint in sales, he directed research and development at SAS for most of his career, including 13 years as CTO. His latest charter is to redefine the role of IT from tactical to strategic and to accelerate SAS into the cloud.

Collins holds a degree in in computer science from North Carolina State University and is a founding member of the NC State computer science department's strategic advisory board. In 2003, the university named him a distinguished engineering alumnus. Collins also serves as an adviser for Bull City Venture Partners and is a patron of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

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